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3 <entry date="2011-06-05">
4 <link ref="http://svn.linuxsampler.org" img="gfx/logos/subversion.png"></link>
5 From now on, our source code is managed by a Subversion server. We
6 converted our existing CVS repository for the
7 <link ref="http://svn.linuxsampler.org">new Subversion server</link>, so
8 the complete history from the beginning of this project is also
9 available in this new Subversion repository. Our
10 <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">old CVS server, along with its web frontend</link>
11 is still available, however is now in read only mode, so no changes can be
12 commited to CVS anymore. On the downloads page you can find
13 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html#svn">instructions how
14 to download ("checkout") source code from our Subversion server.</link>
15 </entry>
16 <entry date="2011-06-05">
17 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org" img="gfx/sorryd.jpg"></link>
18 After a huge down time of almost one month, we decided to move to new, more
19 reliable servers. Thanks to the University of Heilbronn which kindly hosted
20 our servers for 8 years. We started to move the most important services to
21 a commercial server host, which will be financed by your donations. Sorry
22 for this long absence and thank you for your support!
23 </entry>
24 <entry date="2011-02-05">
25 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/win32/snapshots/" img="gfx/logos/windows.png"></link>
26 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/packages/win32/snapshots/">Download the latest Windows snapshot of the sampler!</link>
27 Since we have to confess that we are a bit lazy about putting out official
28 releases, and since the latest official release of the sampler for Windows
29 is quite old, we decided to establish automatic builts of the sampler and
30 all other software components for Windows. As soon as some developer
31 commits something new to the CVS server for any of the project's software
32 components, a new snapshot binary for Windows will automatically built and
33 be available for download within few minutes. Sorry for neglecting you
34 Windows users out there for so long!
35 </entry>
36 <entry date="2011-01-23">
37 <link ref="nkitool/" img="nkitool/native-instruments-kontakt.png"></link>
38 In case you are working a lot on Native Instruments Kontakt instrument
39 files, or if you are just interested in the .nki file format, you might have
40 a look at <link ref="nkitool/">nkitool</link>. It is a simple console
41 application which allows to export and import the human readable XML file
42 from and to Native Instruments Kontakt .nki instrument articulation files.
43 It can be very handy to speedup or even automate the process of creating
44 and editing .nki instrument files.
45 </entry>
46 <entry date="2010-10-01">
47 <link ref="misc/press/computer_music_special_44_2010/cms_44_2010_cover.jpg" img="misc/press/computer_music_special_44_2010/cms_44_2010_cover_s.jpg"></link>
48 LinuxSampler is featured in the october special issue of the "Computer Music"
49 magazine. It is available in English language in magazine stores around the
50 UK. This special issue focused on demonstrating the "best free software" for
51 music production on PC, Mac and mobile. LinuxSampler is covered along to four
52 other samplers, with an introduction howto on page 57. You can
53 <link ref="misc/press/computer_music_special_44_2010/cms_44_2010_article.jpg">read the full article here.</link>
54 </entry>
55 <entry date="2010-01-07">
56 The <link ref="reports/annual_report_2009.pdf">annual report of 2009</link>
57 with our financial situation is now online. Happy new year everybody!
58 </entry>
59 <entry date="2009-10-16">
60 Better a late than no announcement at all:
61 <list>
62 <li>linuxsampler 1.0.0</li>
63 <li>Fantasia 0.9</li>
64 <li>qsampler 0.2.2</li>
65 <li>gigedit 0.2.0</li>
66 <li>libgig 3.3.0</li>
67 <li>jlscp 0.8</li>
68 <li>liblscp 0.5.6</li>
69 </list>
70 This is the first release which allows the sampler to be used as audio
71 host plugin, namely supporting the standards VST, AU, DSSI and LV2. The
72 sampler's limits for max. voices &amp; disk streams can now be altered at
73 runtime by frontends, no need to recompile the sampler anymore. The Mac
74 version now also supports CoreAudio as audio driver. The Windows version
75 finally supports the sampler's instruments DB feature as well, however
76 expect it still to be unstable at this point. Along to the already
77 existing JACK audio driver, Jack MIDI support has been added in this
78 release. The sampler allows frontends now basic MIDI control, that is to
79 monitor incoming MIDI data on MIDI input devices and sampler channels and
80 to send note-on and note-off MIDI events to sampler channels, which
81 allows frontends to provide a virtual MIDI keyboard to the user. Besides
82 these major changes there were countless bugfixes and optimizations.
83 </entry>
84 <entry date="2009-05-12">
85 On the finish line to the upcoming next release of LinuxSampler and
86 friends, a beta pre-release for the Windows platform is now available
87 from our
88 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/dev/win/">download server</link>.
89 This is the first Windows version which includes a VST plugin version
90 of the sampler. The installer includes both, native 64 bit binaries and
91 32 bit binaries. The installer detects the system type and installs the
92 appropriate binaries automatically.
93 Please follow the ongoing discussion and development on our
94 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=339">web forum</link>
95 and <link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=linuxsampler-devel">developers' mailing list</link>
96 to avoid known problems. Feedback appreciated!
97 </entry>
98 <entry date="2009-02-17">
99 Cheers Mac users! LinuxSampler is finally available as AudioUnit plugin!
100 It's still a work in progress, but you might already want to checkout
101 the experimental AU binary package of LinuxSampler, available from our
102 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/dev/mac/">download server</link>.
103 As this is still an early development version, please follow the ongoing
104 discussion and development on our
105 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org/viewtopic.php?f=2&amp;t=295">web forum</link>
106 and <link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?forum_name=linuxsampler-devel">developers' mailing list</link>
107 to avoid known problems. Feedback appreciated!
108 </entry>
109 <entry date="2008-02-15">
110 We're happy to announce that the first freely available sample library
111 is now available on our downloads server. Thanks to Mats Helgesson for
112 giving us the permission to share his "Maestro Concert Grand v2" piano
113 library with you. You find the download link along with the library's
114 license informations and a demo track for prelistening on our
115 <link ref="instruments.html">instruments</link> site.
116 </entry>
117 <entry date="2008-02-07">
118 Added <link ref="debian.html">Debian Howto</link> to the documentation
119 site, describing how to cook Debian packages, optimized for your
120 specific machine. Get the maximum out of your box! (The
121 <link ref="debian.html#benchmark">"Benchmark"</link>
122 chapter might be interesting for users of other systems as well)
123 </entry>
124 <entry date="2008-01-23">
125 Due to popular demand we finally launched a forum for this project. The
126 place to be and share questions, stories and the latest gossip is
127 <link ref="http://bb.linuxsampler.org">bb.linuxsampler.org</link>
128 </entry>
129 <entry date="2008-01-03">
130 Hey Mac Users! We hope to give you a good way to start the new year
131 by announcing that LinuxSampler is now officially
132 available for OS X as well! You find an installer (disk image) of the
133 latest release of LinuxSampler and QSampler for OS X on our
134 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads site</link>.
135 Please note: gigedit is not yet available for Mac, we still need to do some
136 work on this. Same applies to JSampler unfortunately, because the required
137 Java version 1.6 is not officially available for Mac yet. Have a look
138 at the <link ref="osx.html">OS X HOWTO</link> for an easy start.
139 </entry>
140 <entry date="2007-12-26">
141 You tried out the young Windows version of LinuxSampler and encountered
142 problems? Check out the
143 <link ref="http://linuxsampler.org/windows.html#houston">Trouble
144 Shooting Section</link> of the LinuxSampler Windows HOWTO. It still
145 doesn't solve your problem? You can ask for help on our
146 <link ref="http://lists.sourceforge.net/lists/listinfo/linuxsampler-devel">
147 Mailing List
148 </link>. If you found bugs, please report them to our
149 <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">Bug Tracking System</link>.
150 </entry>
151 <entry date="2007-12-07">
152 Another strike:
153 <list>
154 <li>linuxsampler 0.5.1</li>
155 <li>jsampler 0.8a</li>
156 <li>qsampler 0.2.1</li>
157 <li>gigedit 0.1.1</li>
158 <li>libgig 3.2.1</li>
159 <li>jlscp 0.7a</li>
160 </list>
161 What do you expect from a sampler called LinuxSampler? Exactly: that it
162 <link ref="screenshots/win32_premiere.png">conquers the Windows
163 world</link>. This is the first official release of our applications for
164 the Windows platform, providing a convenient all-in-one installer tagged
165 "20071207". Supported drivers for this new system are so far: MME for
166 MIDI and ASIO for audio. Needless to say that there still might be
167 plenty of issues on Windows. Also note that the instruments database
168 feature is not ported yet. Have a look at the
169 <link ref="windows.html">Windows HOWTO</link> for a smooth start.
170 Beside this first Windows release, this is merely a bugfix release, i.e.
171 fixing a serious crash in LinuxSampler. Retrieving instrument names from
172 .gig files with the frontends is now much faster, so better keep that
173 option always on in QSampler from now on. With gigedit you can now edit
174 multiple (dimension) regions simultaniously. JSampler is finally able
175 to retrieve instrument names of instrument files and even remotely from
176 another machine, beside minor cosmetics like a total stream count
177 and volume displayed in dB, as well as couple bug fixes. QSampler gave
178 Qt3 an official funeral and is finally completely ported to Qt4. A lot
179 of the QSampler code base has changed due to this. So you still might
180 encounter bugs. Beside that the device management dialog received couple
181 of bug fixes.
182 </entry>
183 <entry date="2007-10-23">
184 As you might have noticed, we had issues with our linuxsampler.org DNS
185 names in the last two days, because it was dependent to a foreign server
186 out of our control. We just addressed this issue and finally completely
187 moved the DNS responsibility to our own servers to avoid this happening
188 again. Sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused!
189 </entry>
190 <entry date="2007-10-16">
191 A new release wave of the LinuxSampler family has arrived:
192 <list>
193 <li>linuxsampler 0.5.0</li>
194 <li>qsampler 0.1.5</li>
195 <li>jsampler 0.7a</li>
196 <li>gigedit 0.1.0</li>
197 <li>libgig 3.2.0</li>
198 <li>liblscp 0.5.5</li>
199 <li>jlscp 0.6a</li>
200 </list>
201 With our new instrument editor
202 <link ref="http://linuxsampler.org/screenshots/gigedit_0_0_3.png">gigedit</link>
203 we can finally modify existing, as well as create new Gigasampler format
204 instruments from scratch, which are not only accepted by LinuxSampler, but
205 also by Gigastudio. You can run gigedit as stand-alone application or
206 <link ref="http://download.linuxsampler.org/doc/gigedit/quickstart/gigedit_quickstart.html#live_editing">
207 "attached" to LinuxSampler</link>. The latter case allows you to play and edit
208 instruments at the same time, making all your modifications immediately
209 audible, without having to reload the instruments into the sampler. You can
210 simply edit instruments by selecting the respective sampler channel and
211 clicking on "Edit" (in QSampler as well as in JSampler). LinuxSampler now
212 provides a very powerful and easy MIDI program change mapping, which not
213 only allows you to define which instrument to load on which MIDI program
214 change number (and bank), it also allows further parameters like whether
215 the instrument shall be pre-cached or loaded only when needed (and likewise
216 freed when not needed). You can create arbitrary amount of effect sends for
217 each sampler channel, each having an arbitrary MIDI controller for
218 altering the effect send level in realtime and each one can flexible be routed to
219 some of the sampler's audio output channels, i.e. to a dedicated one for a
220 certain effect type (managing FX sends is yet only supported by JSampler,
221 not by QSampler yet). The new instruments database on sampler side allows
222 you to keep track even of largest instrument library collections. You can
223 order them in categories and search by various criteria (you can find this
224 feature as "Instruments Database" in JSampler, it's not yet supported by QSampler).
225 Loading huge instruments may take a while, that's why the sampler now
226 allows to play an instrument while loading. That way you can i.e. play and
227 hold notes on the keyboard while loading a new instrument on the same
228 sampler channel at the same time.
229 </entry>
230 <entry date="2007-10-12">
231 libgig's home has moved to this server. It's new official home is now:
232 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/" />
233 Please update your links and bookmarks!
234 </entry>
235 <entry date="2007-08-10">
236 <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.6a.tar.bz2">
237 JSampler 0.6a</link> has been released.
238 The <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/Fantasia-0.6a.jar">
239 Fantasia</link> distribution is now capable of controlling all features
240 available in LinuxSampler. See <link ref="screenshots/fantasia.png">screenshot</link>.
241 </entry>
242 <entry date="2007-05-24">
243 <link ref="http://downloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.5a.tar.bz2">
244 JSampler 0.5a</link> has been released, now with instruments database
245 support.
246 </entry>
247 <entry date="2007-05-04">
248 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">Qsampler</link> 0.1.4 has been
249 released. Almost another year has gone by.
250 </entry>
251 <entry date="2007-04-02">
252 JSampler 0.4a has been released. Read the
253 <link ref="jsampler/manual/html/jsampler.html">manual</link> for
254 installation instructions.
255 </entry>
256 <entry date="2007-03-24">
257 gigedit 0.0.3 has been released, a graphical instrument editor allowing
258 to edit existing Gigasampler format files as well as creating new ones
259 completely from scratch. Along comes a new release of libgig (3.1.1).
260 </entry>
261 <entry date="2006-11-24">
262 After a long, long development cycle LinuxSampler 0.4.0 has finally been
263 released.
264 </entry>
265 <entry date="2006-11-24">
266 libgig 3.1.0 has been released.
267 </entry>
268 <entry date="2006-08-07">
269 <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JSampler-0.3a.tar.bz2?download">
270 JSampler 0.3a</link> has been released.
271 <list>
272 <li>
273 Partially implemented a new view - Fantasia (graphic desing: Olivier
274 Boyer). Only channel manipulation for now.
275 </li>
276 <li>
277 More new features in JS Classic - Implemented an LS Console with
278 command autocompletion (using the Tab key), command history (using Up,
279 Down keys), command history search (Ctrl + R), command list search
280 (Ctrl + F), and more.
281 </li>
282 <li>
283 Implemented Orchestras (something like Bookmarks/Favorites for
284 instruments). Drag &amp; Drop support for instrument loading, adding an
285 instrument to orchestra and autocompleting an instrument loading
286 command in the LS Console.
287 </li>
288 </list>
289 </entry>
290 <entry date="2006-06-02">
291 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">Qsampler</link> 0.1.3 is now
292 available. It's been a long time isn't it?
293 </entry>
294 <entry date="2006-04-28">
295 libgig 3.0.0 has been released.
296 </entry>
297 <entry date="2006-03-16">
298 <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/JS_Classic-0.2a.jar?download">
299 JS Classic 0.2a</link> has been released.
300 </entry>
301 <entry date="2005-12-22">
302 Major services (CVS, downloads, Bug Tracking System) were down in the last
303 days due to a hardware defect on one of our servers. CVS is finally up
304 again and we are working on restoring all other services in the next days
305 as well. We are also establishing further backup facilities to prevent this
306 happening again. Sorry for any inconvenience!
307 </entry>
308 <entry date="2005-11-24">
309 Latest <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">CVS version</link>
310 of <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/libgig/">
311 libgig</link> now allows to create and modify Gigasampler files
312 (<link ref="http://sourceforge.net/mailarchive/forum.php?thread_id=9051147&amp;forum_id=12792">
313 read announcement</link>). Please let
314 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/developers.html">us</link>
315 know if you are interested in writing an instrument patch editor.
316 </entry>
317 <entry date="2005-10-10">
318 <link ref="http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/jsampler/js-classic.jar?download">
319 JS Classic 0.1a</link> has been released (the first distribution of the
320 <link ref="https://sourceforge.net/projects/jsampler/">JSampler</link>
321 project).
322 </entry>
323 <entry date="2005-08-16">
324 Due to ongoing synthesis optimizations, CVS version of LS might be broken
325 for a while. Please use the tarball release in the meantime.
326 </entry>
327 <entry date="2005-07-15">
328 LinuxSampler 0.3.3 has been released. Once again a bug fix release.
329 </entry>
330 <entry date="2005-06-24">
331 LinuxSampler 0.3.2 has been released. This is more or less just a bug fix
332 release. Just by coincidence, <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">
333 QSampler</link> 0.1.2 has also been thrown out.
334 </entry>
335 <entry date="2005-06-12">
336 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> 0.1.1 has been
337 released, after a few bugfixes and a new logo icon.
338 </entry>
339 <entry date="2005-05-25">
340 LinuxSampler 0.3.1, the first official release is finally out!
341 </entry>
342 <entry date="2005-05-23">
343 After some time laying around in the backyard,
344 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> 0.1.0 has
345 been released, now with the promised Audio and MIDI device configuration
346 interface. Enjoy!
347 </entry>
348 <entry date="2005-03-15">
349 Our bug tracking system is now online and available on
350 <link ref="http://bugs.linuxsampler.org">bugs.linuxsampler.org</link>.
351 </entry>
352 <entry date="2005-03-04">
353 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link>,
354 the Qt GUI front-end in the works for the LinuxSampler engine, was bumped
355 to its now fifth primordial release (0.0.5). Still alpha code. Time to move
356 on... to a better and complete Audio/MIDI device configuration interface,
357 as predicted by LSCP and wrapped by liblscp.
358 </entry>
359 <entry date="2005-02-26">
360 Due to a design change, current LinuxSampler CVS version is quite unstable.
361 You might want to use the previous, stable version of LS in the meantime,
362 which can be downloaded as
363 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">source tarball
364 </link>. Alternatively you can also checkout the old version from CVS which
365 was tagged as "v0_2_0".
366 </entry>
367 <entry date="2004-11-19">
368 The Qt GUI front-end for the LinuxSampler engine has been updated: the 4th
369 alpha-release of
370 <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">QSampler</link> has been
371 released.
372 </entry>
373 <entry date="2004-11-13">
374 On monday (November, 15th) <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
375 cvs.linuxsampler.org</link> may be temporarily down due to maintenance work
376 around 13:00 UTC.
377 </entry>
378 <entry date="2004-07-06">
379 The third alpha-release of <link ref="http://qsampler.sourceforge.net">
380 QSampler</link>, the Qt GUI front-end for the LinuxSampler engine, is now
381 publicly available.
382 </entry>
383 <entry date="2004-06-05">
384 Added a screenshot to the Screenshots page, instructions how to compile the
385 GUI are on the linked qsampler site.
386 </entry>
387 <entry date="2004-05-31">
388 On wednesday (June, 2nd) <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
389 cvs.linuxsampler.org</link> will be temporarily not available from 6:00 UTC
390 until 16:00 UTC due to construction works.
391 </entry>
392 <entry date="2004-05-24">
393 The CVS repository is now <link ref="http://cvs.linuxsampler.org">
394 browseable</link>.
395 </entry>
396 <entry date="2004-05-03">
397 We are currently in a transition stage due to the recent changes (multi
398 channel / multi engine / multi audio output device and multi MIDI input
399 device support) this also leads to multi problems we have to solve ;-) so
400 meanwhile you can use the old single channel version. We created the two
401 CVS alias tags 'singlechannel' and 'v0_1_0' which you can use to checkout
402 the old single channel version of LinuxSampler. The CVS command line is the
403 same except that you have to add '-r singlechannel'.
404 </entry>
405 <entry date="2004-03-26">
406 CVS root path has changed! See <link ref="downloads.html">downloads</link>
407 section for instructions how to checkout the latest version of LinuxSampler
408 from CVS.
409 </entry>
410 <entry date="2004-03-23">
411 Updated <link ref="features.html">features</link> section on this site,
412 hopefully we will keep the features list in sync with the latest
413 developments from now on.
414 </entry>
415 <entry date="2004-01-07">
416 The document for the network protocol definition is now available in the
417 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads</link>
418 section. Have a look at it if you can imagine to write a frontend for
419 LinuxSampler!
420 </entry>
421 <entry date="2003-11-08">
422 Added CVS log to this site, showing the latest commits to the LinuxSampler
423 CVS repository.
424 </entry>
425 <entry date="2003-11-02">
426 Lots of news for the Linuxsampler community. We've got a new site, new
427 domain and new code available in CVS. Check the
428 <link ref="http://www.linuxsampler.org/downloads.html">downloads</link>
429 section for instructions. If you want to check it out, please keep in mind
430 that it might contain bugs, it might crash and that it's still lacking tons
431 of features. CVS is directed towards developers who would like to test
432 things and add code. Users should wait for a tarball release.
433 </entry>
434 </news>

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